Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Walk Around Paris

After visiting Normandy for three days, we spent some more time in Paris...

Arc de Triomphe... It was so windy & cold this day that we didn't actually walk across the street circle to visit the memorial. This was as close as we got!

A detail of a freize from the Arc de Triomphe showing General Marceau's funeral.

We spent a little time on the famous Champs-Elysees lined with luxury shops and cafes.
Again, it was so windy & cold that we didn't last long!
The Beautiful National Academy of Music.

It was lined with busts of famous composers, like Betthoven and Mozart!

This is the rotunda roof of Galeries Lafayette, an upscale department store that is about 7 stories tall. We didn't shop... we just looked at the architecture and headed to the roof.

This is one of the views from the roof! There are a few benches up here and a lot of people just lying around enjoying the day. We enjoyed sitting on a bench and enjoying the view.

We walked through the Tuleries Garden which is by the Louvre. From here, we could see down
part of the "historical axis of Paris." The obelisk is the Luxor Obelisk and it's Egyptian.
Behind it, you can see the Arc de Triomphe.

And, this must be how they keep the grass in the ditches in the Tulleries Garden down.' We saw this goat and were shocked. Then we saw that he was tied up here, and figured out he was the lawn mower! Looks like he needs to get busy!

This is a view of I.M. Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre - through another triumphal arch.
This one is called the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel.

Another view of the outside of the Louvre.

And, these are "love locks" on a bridge over the Seine! There were probably thousands of locks!

1 comment:

lahbluebonnet said...

Oh too bad you couldn't get closer to the Arch de Triumph. From the pictures of the "ceiling" it looks amazing.

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